Lying on resumes is common. In fact, most candidates stretch the truth on their skills and experience to try and land a position, and many outright lie. According to a survey of more than 2,500 hiring manager by Career Builder:
- 56% have caught job candidates lying on their resumes. The most common fib seems to be embellishing skills or capabilities;
- 62% of respondents say they’ve come across this, and
- 54% say they’ve caught applicants taking liberties when describing the scope of their responsibilities. A
- 25% have seen people who claim to be employed by companies they never really worked for.
- (SOURCE: http://time.com/money/3995981/how-many-people-lie-resumes/)
So, how do you really know if a candidate has the skills and ability to do a job? Through a full-evaluation. With that, how to detect a lie (a fun infographic with a serious point).